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Nigerian Bakers Begin Strike Over Rising Costs Of Bread Production

The Master Bakers and Caterers Association of Nigeria (AMVCN), has directed its chapters and units to embark on a one week withdrawal of services strike over unfavourable working conditions.

Speaking in a statement on Wednesday, the President, Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN), Emmanuel Onuorah, said operating a bakery in Nigeria has become near impossible as the incessant increase in the prices of baking materials and diesel renders the industry comatose.

He added that members of his association comprising owners, managing directors and partners of premium bakeries in Nigeria are mostly running on huge losses and this is no longer sustainable.

In a move to ensure the survival of the Premium breadmaking industry in Nigeria, we have decided to embark on a withdrawal of services beginning from Thursday 21st July, 2022 for four days in the first instance and where no intervention from the government, we shall escalate the duration of the withdrawal,” Onuorah said.

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